Z-Wave Labs Offers Chance to get Featured at CES 2017
The Z-Wave IoT accelerator-style program gives winners with an innovative idea in IoT product or service design access to the Z-Wave Alliance ecosystem, partners and resources, as well as the Z-Wave IoT ready 500 series development kits.
Interested startups or entrepreneurs can submit their product, service concept or plan aimed at IoT markets (residential, commercial, automotive, healthcare, security, energy and aging) for a chance to win.
The competition is open to any startup or entrepreneur who wants to use the Z-Wave wireless platform in their IoT offering.
In addition to receiving a year-long full membership to the Z-Wave Alliance, with access to events, marketing materials, working groups and trainings, selected startups will also win a free Z-Wave IoT ready development kit.
New this year, the Z-Wave Alliance plans to feature some Z-Wave Labs winning entries in their newly designed booth at the Sands Expo Hall at CES 2017. Labs participants may have the chance to have their product concept featured in the booth and will also be asked to submit additional materials if selected for the CES feature.
BeON Home, a 2015 Boston-based startup, won the 2015 competition generating media interviews, garnering press coverage and increasing awareness among consumers. Within 6 months of winning the Z-Wave Labs competition, BeON Home had their first major consumer launch.
Other Labs winners include energy management startup, Embue, sliding door smart lock provider, PadioLok and retrofit smart blinds solution, iBlinds.
Started in May 2015, Z-Wave Labs is a global competition designed to encourage IoT innovation on the Z-Wave platform. New winners in an IoT related industry are selected each month by the Z-Wave Labs program, including but not limited to: residential, commercial, automotive, healthcare, energy, security and aging-in-place.
Winners are able to access the Z-Wave IoT ready 500 series development kits, including the Keil PK51 Professional Developer's Kit for the 8051 microcontroller family. They are also featured on the Z-Wave Labs website and on social media.